Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
John Bahen

Known as
John Bahen

4 October 1943

2 May 2017 (aged 73)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 201d
Last game: 23y 312d

Height and weight
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 74 kg

Senior clubs
Fitzroy; Port Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Fitzroy: 13

John Bahen

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Port MelbourneVFA196813161.23

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,334th player to appear, 3,498th most games played, 2,659th most goals kickedFitzroy: 771st player to appear, 182nd most games played, 146th most goals kicked

After a stand-out junior career at CBC Parade and Assumption College John Bahen was recruited by Fitzroy, where he developed into a useful centreman who was a prodigious kick of the football. From 1962 to 1967 he played 67 VFL games for the Lions and scored 35 goals. After leaving Fitzroy he played 13 games and scored 16 goals for Port Melbourne in the VFA in 1968.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.